Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Farewell 2010...hail and well met to 2011! I spent the last hour of 2010 listening to this. I'm rather embarrassed to say that, while I've know about the Bill Evans episode of Piano Jazz for quite a while, I hadn't heard it prior to this evening. What a great conversation. The playing is absolultly beautiful and hearing Bill talk about his processes is a treat. His thoughts on structure should be required listening for all musicians.

Here's an excerpt from The Universal Mind of Bill Evans where he discusses and demonstrates more of the same.


Dana Wright said...

I've seen this film many times, and it never fails to make me want to practice 10 hours a day. Nice post and commentary.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your Blog through a friend's Blog and I will intentionally walk back to it again. I loved the Bill Evans' vids. The man was a monster and listening to his thoughts on jazz, as Dana said, make me want to practice! But how do I grow a mind like his?